Squeak the Squirrel
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- 2005-03-15 15:32:45
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Subject: I Call It A Chipmunk
I have one out back that taught himself that that human there carries peanuts in his left shirt pocket. He taught himself to perch on my left shoulder (no matter where or which way I sit) and reach in and get the peanut. Never perches on the right shoulder. When fed by hand he only uses his paws to grab the peanut, never his mouth. (good thing because I once got my finger to just touch his incisor which was needle sharp).
I never knew chipmunks can be so people friendly. But just present them once or twice with a peanut and they will be there everyday waiting for you to show up. Yes they can learn.
Cute intriguing film. Doesn't surprise me what squeak can learn..
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Thanks for sharing this video.
Subject: Great film but has no one noticed...
Subject: nuts nuts nuts
Subject: My wife loved this!
Subject: A future MENSA member?
Subject: Animal Psychology for kids!
Subject: Cute and interesting.
Subject: Squeak the Squirrrel
Subject: Or, creative feeding of forest animals
While a pleasent and jovial narrator describes the action-- much like you see in most nature films of the 1950s-- the first experiment is to show how Squeak would react to a mirror. Next, we have a young girl first feeding Squeak from her hand and then from a couple boxes (clearly violating the park rule not to feed the animals...).
Afterward, we move to a labratory, where we see Squeak in his cage/nest. He runs through a increasingly complext series of tests that involve trying to get a peanut from a tube or a string. While the lab setting is a bit unsettling and would not be tolerated today, it is still fascinating to see how much problem solving capacity animals have. Despite the slightly condescending narrator, this film remains a good demonstration of animal intelligence.
Bonus points for a really clean print quality and vibrant colors that add to the enjoyment of the film.
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